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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-14 13:40:47

From: <jeff_at_[hidden]>

> > > use a boost library. Unless I am missing something, boost library
> > > standards don't allow this kind of external library dependency
> > > (standard library excepted).
> >
> > Don't they?
> Direct from the guidelines page
> (
> -->" Do not use libraries other than the C++ Standard Library or
> Boost."

I see; an interesting point. So to provide a zlib C++ frontend, a boost
author would need to, basically, rewrite zlib from scratch (incorporating it
as-is creates maintenance problems since the versions may desync.) Sounds
like reinventing the wheel to me - zlib is heavily tested and "just works."

I wonder how this requirement relates to the BPL. Does python qualify for a
"library other than C++ Standard Library or Boost"? :-)

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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